10-02-2006, 07:06 PM
Technically, no. But what happened was that Big Ideas lost control of a lot of their properties due to a bankruptcy forced upon them by a lawsuit (Sidebar: Phil Vischer made two really big business mistakes back to back, either one of which would have been devastating but survivable, but not in tandem). Classic Media accquired the properties legally and licensed them to NBC, along with the right for NBC to edit them as they saw fit. Editing the videos is perfectly legal but in complete, total, and absolute opposition to Phil Vischer's orighinal intent.
Originally Posted by kalorama
In Europe, his moral rights would have been recognized and NBC would have been thwarted. In Hollywood, however, the Almighty Dollar rules.
10-02-2006, 07:20 PM
The owners of the property sold NBC the rights, which gave NBC the right to alter them episodes as they see fit. They weren't forced to do anything and they didn't do anything their legal agreement didn't allow them to do. The creators fo Veggie Tales may not like it. The Parents Television Council may not like it. But that hardly makes it (A) censorship or (B) any kind of moral crime on the part of NBC.
Originally Posted by Buzz Dixon